Child Development Center

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Highland Baptist CDC Mission:

“To serve and minister to families in our community by providing educational and spiritual training for children of working parents.”

The Child Development Center has been an important ministry at Highland for over 40 years. We offer child care and preschool for children ages 3 through 5  years of age. All faculty and staff are under the administration of Highland Baptist Church, and the center is licensed by the State of Tennessee Department of Human Services. Highland’s CDC facility is rated “3-Star” by the state, and has a 100% rating from the Health Department and the State Fire Marshall, the highest possible ratings attainable.

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6

  CDC Goals:

  • Development of the whole child through cognitive, social, physical, emotional and spiritual development, with the loving care and guidance needed during those formative years.
  • To provide a safe and secure environment in which children can learn, grow, and develop as Jesus did (Luke 2:52, “And the child grew and increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.”)
  • To provide individual and age-appropriate small group interaction through a variety of methods, including learning centers, hand-on experiences, social and recreational activities.
  • To help children learn about Jesus and His love for them through Bible stories, music, mission friends, and chapel.

Mrs. Ann Smith, the CDC Director, welcomes your ideas and suggestions.
You can contact her at 455-8642.

2018- 2019!
CALL 455-8642

After 31 years of faithful service to the Child Development Center, Mrs. Linda Conner has decided to retire.  We wish her every blessing in this new chapter of her life!  The new Director of the Child Development Center is Mrs. Ann Smith.  We welcome her to the Child Development Family!

L- Mrs. Ann Smith, New CDC Director

R- Mrs. Linda Conner, Retiring CDC Director.


L-R Front Row- Linda Conner- Retiring CDC Director, Sherry Jernigan- Afternoon Caregiver, Ann Smith- New CDC Director

L-R Back Row- Susan Solomon- Teacher, Sheneka Dillard- Cook, Rhonda Morris- Teacher, Kayla Driver- Afternoon Caregiver